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Trial opens for defendant in 1972 Washington homicide case

Oct. 27, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man went on trial this week on a charge of first-degree murder for a crime committed 48 years ago. Opening statements began Monday in the Snohomish County Superior Court trial of 78-year-old Terrence Miller, The Daily Herald reported. A couple found 20-year-old Jody...

This undated photo provided by the Chester County, S.C., Sheriff's Office shows Charles Ugvine Coleman. A DNA sample taken from Coleman after his arrest for pointing a gun while drunk has cracked a long-cold case, identifying him as the lead suspect in the slaying of a woman four decades ago, according to court documents. Coleman, 65, was arrested last week and charged with murder and rape in the killing of Elizabeth Ann Howell Wilson, who disappeared after her shift at a textile mill on March 20, 1976, officials said. (Chester County Sheriff's Office via AP)

DNA sample after gun charge led to 1976 SC murder arrest

Oct. 27, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A DNA sample taken from a South Carolina man after his arrest for pointing a gun while drunk has cracked a long-cold case, identifying him as the lead suspect in the slaying of a woman four decades ago, according to documents. Charles Ugvine Coleman, 65, was arrested last week and...

A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philadelphia victim's kin: We sought ambulance, not police

Oct. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. Additionally, Walter Wallace's wife is...

Man arrested in fatal assault of woman at Tulalip casino

Oct. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police officers in Pierce County on Monday arrested a Spanaway man for investigation of murder after a woman was fatal assaulted outside a Tulalip casino Friday night. The Herald reports the arrest was made around 11 a.m. Monday in Lakewood when a standoff that lasted several hours...

This photo provided by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows Donny Jackson. Authorities are looking for two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were found dead Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.  An Amber Alert said the suspect in the abduction is the girls' father, 40-year-old Donny Jackson. (Kansas Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Kansas man charged with capital murder in sons' deaths

Oct. 27, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of killing his two sons and taking his two daughters from their home before being stopped in Oklahoma was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the boys' deaths. Donny Ray Jackson Jr., 40, was also charged Tuesday with two alternative counts of first-degree murder,...

Man accused of murder of man found beaten in Gilbert home

Oct. 27, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — A 32-year-old man is accused of first-degree murder in the Oct. 11 death of a 73-year-old man found badly beaten his Gilbert home. Gilbert police arrested Jacob Samia on Monday in the killing of Frank Bernal. Police officers following a blood trail after an attempted break-in at a...

Suspect arrested in woman's killing on Crow Reservation

Oct. 27, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Police in Billings have arrested a suspect in the killing of a woman on Montana's Crow Reservation. Police said in a social media post that 27-year-old Taylor Leigh Plainbull was arrested early Tuesday following a standoff at a motel along the city's Airport Road where he had...

Man charged in 2019 homicide in St. Louis County

Oct. 27, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Ten months after a fatal shooting in the St. Louis County town of Jennings, a man is now charged in the killing. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged 48-year-old Edward Mosley with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is jailed without bond. The shooting happened Dec. 16. A...

Man held on suspicion of killing father with vehicle

Oct. 27, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Portage County sheriff's officials say a 44-year-old man is suspected of intentionally striking his father with a vehicle. The 76-year-old father was hit by the vehicle Monday in Amherst and later died of his injuries. His son is in the Portage County Jail on a possible charge...

FILE — In this file photo taken Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, is photographed in Johannesburg.  Six years and one day since Meyiwa was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him in an organized

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star's killing

Oct. 27, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him appeared in a courtroom Tuesday only for the case to be beset by confusion and...